Pronunciation: (prō"li-târ'ē-u-nīz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to convert or transform into a member or members of the proletariat: to proletarianize the middle class.
2. to change to or adopt (the language, manners, etc.) of the proletariat. Also, esp. Brit.,pro"le•tar'i•an•ise".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.